Cellulite can be a frustrating thing to see on your body. Many times, people assume cellulite appears because they do not exercise enough or have gained weight, but cellulite has very different causes. These causes make treating it more complex.
EMTONE® is one of the leading options for the treatment of cellulite because it can help with all of its causes. Learn more about cellulite, EMTONE, and what results you can expect from the procedure from Dr. Evans at Sugar Land Medical Spa.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a harmless and very common condition that causes dimpled, lumpy skin. It occurs when the connective tissue bands in your skin pull the skin down over areas where there is fat.
It is most common in areas like:
It is a condition that affects women more than men, and there are a few reasons for this. One of the reasons is that the collagen fibers between muscle and skin have a different structure in the female body. In women, these connective tissues are vertical, while in men, they have a crisscross pattern.
There are also hormonal factors that make cellulite more common in women. Estrogen, insulin, noradrenaline, prolactin, and thyroid hormones all play a role in the creation of cellulite.
For both women and men, aging skin can also make cellulite a concern. As you age, collagen production decreases, which can cause your skin to sag. It makes fat more visible, creating the typical lumpy look of cellulite.
Water and fluid retention can also cause cellulite, as can poor circulation.
How EMTONE Works
EMTONE is a non-invasive treatment for cellulite that can help tighten skin. This FDA-approved treatment option uses radiofrequency energy, acoustic waves, and pressure to help treat the underlying causes of cellulite.
EMTONE’s radiofrequency energy heats the skin to the exact degree it needs to stimulate collagen production. At the same time, the acoustic waves boost circulation and reduce fluid retention.
The right candidates for EMTONE are people who want to reduce the appearance of cellulite without having to undergo surgical or other invasive procedures. EMTONE is ideal for people who are in overall good health and are at a stable weight.
The EMTONE Procedure
The first step in getting this procedure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Evans. She will want to examine the treatment area to make sure that you can benefit from EMTONE. Let her know of any medications you take, and give her your full medical history.
There is not much you have to do to prepare for the procedure. One of the most important things you can do is hydrate in the days leading up to your appointment.
On the day of your appointment, you should remove any jewelry you have in the treatment area. We will apply a gel that protects your skin and helps guide the applicator, and then the process can begin.
Depending on the size of the treatment area, treatment should take 10 to 15 minutes for each area. You are then free to return to your day without worrying about any downtime.
The results of EMTONE are not immediate. Your body has to create and restructure collagen as well as increase circulation through its natural processes, which takes time. For most people, it is about two weeks after treatment when they start noticing a change in the treatment area.
You can see results after just one treatment session, but the final results will become more visible after you finish all of the sessions. For optimal results, consider having a total of four EMTONE sessions spread out over two weeks.
Diminish Cellulite with EMTONE
With its dual types of energies, EMTONE is the perfect non-invasive procedure if you have frustrating cellulite. It can tackle all of the causes of cellulite to deliver effective, dependable results.
Sugar Land Medical Spa in Houston, TX, offers EMTONE as well as other body contouring procedures. Learn more about how you can achieve your aesthetic goals and achieve long-lasting results.